|Barked: Thu Nov 13, '08 5:26pm PST |
|You said that he is just playing, but is too rough? That is not aggression. Aggression is attacking from fear and growling, showing teeth with raised hackles and what not or attacking to kill. Being too rough in play and aggression are two very different things.
I can't really offer any help, for I have not seen his behavior in person but I can offer suggestions.
Shock collars aren't a really good item to train behavior problems like this. My opinion: I think behavior problems like this need person-to-dog contact. The human needs to reinforce the wanted behavior, may it be by grabbing leash in hand and controlling him with that. For instance, when he jumps up on people, pull him down with the leash and put him in a sit position with a firm, "NO." If he still tries to attempt the jump, do it over again but more firmer.
No screaming or yelling, that will only make it worse.
I agree with puppy classes at petsmart in some ways, but others not.
One of the main reasons I DO NOT agree with them is that they use treats. That is a bad habit and usually one that is hard to break. You cannot have treats 24.7 in the training process, that is what makes it worse. The dog will do something for a treat, but not by command.
The grabbing human arms, legs, clothes, hands, and what not sounds to me like untrained puppy. If the training of puppyhood goes sloppy, many pups grow up into huge overgrown pups with no boundaries and the same idea that if they did this when they are 5 months old without any correction, why not now? I've dealt with many mouthy puppies, and to settle them down and make them stop, I usually, I know this might sound weird, but I usually growl at them like how another dog would, say their mother.
If that doesn't work, take them firmly by the neck skin and look them straight in the eye with yet another firm, "NO."
There are many ways to train your doggie....these are just my opinions.
Edited by author Thu Nov 13, '08 5:29pm PST
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